The Disappearance of Sonya Bradley
Medical IssuesSonya Bradley had several diagnoses that required regular medication. In January 2002, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. In addition, she also had lupus, mitral valve prolapse, and multiple sclerosis.
DisappearanceWhen she disappeared, all of her medication was in her apartment. In addition, her purse, cigarettes, and clothes. The last person to see Sonya was her boyfriend, William "David" West.
William "David" West
Sonya's boyfriend, David West has long been a person of interest in her case. In addition, he also has a criminal record.In the course of the investigation, police interviewed James Towery who provided them with some possibly damning information.
According to Towery, in November of 2002, West arrived at a residence in Lyon County. West was upset, crying, and appeared under the influence. According to Towery, West stated that he accidentally killed Sonya Bradley. That he disposed of her body in a well around Freedonia, Kentucky.Despite this information, there was no evidence to tie West to her disappearance. In 2012, West was charged in an unrelated murder. Sonya's family was hopeful that he would speak about what he knew regarding her. However, the murder charge was lessened to "evidence tampering and possession of a handgun by a felon". The prosecutor determined that he killed the other man in self-defense. At the same time, police were using ground-penetrating radar and a K-9 unit to search for evidence in Sonya's case.